Revealed in an interview with CBR, Grant Morrison will be leaving “Action Comics” after issue #16, and will finish off his incredible six-year run on Batman just as the new year hits. Obviously, “Action Comics” will continue under a new creative team, it is uncertain whether “Batman Incorporated” will continue at this point. Morrison stated that he has told almost all he wants to tell in the superhero universe, and that he would like to explore other areas of writing. You can see the full quote below.
Grant Morrison started by saying, “after that I don’t have any plans for monthly superhero books for a while. “Multiversity” is eight issues and I’m 30-odd pages into a Wonder Woman project but those are finite stories.” He continued, “I’m not saying that I’ll never write superheroes again. It’s just that my relationship to them has changed especially after finishing the book and I’m not sure if I want to maintain the same kind of relentless level of production…”
He finished, “I think I’ve kind of worked through everything I’ve ever felt about these characters. It was a bit like going to the psychiatrist and lying on the couch for just long enough to realize “What was I thinking?” [Laughs] I don’t know. I know there are plenty of different ways to use them, but right now I feel like I’m coming to the end of a long intensive period where I was talking about certain ideas using the language of superheroes, if that makes any sense. I want to try out some new ideas and explore the opportunities that keep coming up to write novels and screenplays.”
What would you like to see Morrison do next?